Announcements ~ November 5, 2018

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Family Faith Fest – A Historic Day to Remember
The first-ever Family Faith Fest on October 27, 2018 with over 10,000 participants was an opportunity to celebrate the diocesan golden anniversary as one Family of God. It was also a day of great music, games, exhibits and cultural experiences. Most importantly, the Fest was a moment to encounter our Lord Jesus Christ in a powerful way. To view photos, videos and articles about this historic day in our diocesan history, visit   Also, the Fest Planning Committee is grateful to all the volunteers, sponsors, and participants who made this day truly blessed!

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Did You Know? Preventing Child Abuse Is Everyone’s Responsibility
It is every adult’s moral responsibility to protect possible victims by reporting the suspected abuse or neglect to the responsible authorities. Sexual abuse of minors is a pervasive societal problem, and only concerted and sustained efforts by all adults in every segment of society can help to protect children and youth.

To report suspected or actual child abuse, call 911 for a Law Enforcement official, or contact the Florida Abuse Registry Hotline (Department of Children and Families) at (800) 962-2873.

For particular help you may call:  Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.


Saint Leo University to Hold a Dialogue on Antisemitism in the U.S.
Following  the tragic shooting in Pittsburgh that killed 11 members of a Jewish synagogue, The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies (CCJS) of Saint Leo University invites everyone to a dialogue on antisemitism in the United States today, facilitated by Rabbi Jason Rosenberg, of Congregation Beth Am, Tampa, and Dr. Matthew Tapie, Assistant Professor of Theology, and Director of the CCJS.

10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.
Saint Leo University (TECO Hall, Tapia Business Building, 33701 FL-52 St. Leo, FL 33574)

Please RSVP to

Space is limited. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the garage on the West side of the University campus.

Pinellas Hope to Hold “Open House” During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Pinellas Hope, a homeless shelter for adults located in Clearwater, is drawing attention to the plight of the homeless of Pinellas County during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week by hosting an Open House on Friday, November 16th.  All are invited to learn about local homelessness and how Pinellas Hope is guiding the homeless to the path of self-sufficiency. (Camp Tours offered)

WHERE:  Pinellas Hope, 5726 126th Ave. N., Clearwater, FL 33760
WHEN:   Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

For more information, visit

A Free Advent Event For Everyone!
Location: St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., ?Largo 33774 (at the Parish Center, doors open at 5:30 pm)

An evening of fun:  crafts, faith sharing, praise & worship and adoration.  Registration for Dinner of Pasta, Salad & Dessert require by November 21, 2018.  Reserve your place now by:  turning in the bottom portion of the flyer included below, calling the parish office at 727-595-4610,  or registering online at


An Invitation for Everyone:  Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., ?Largo 33774
Join us to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of all the Americas & Honored Virgin Queen of Mexico on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

We will have:  Procession & Holy Rosary, Mariachis/Dancers and Mass followed by refreshments and Mexican folklore at the parish center. Requires registration.   Register by turning in the bottom portion of the flier included below to the  church or calling the parish office at 727-595-4610 or online at this link by December 3, 2018.

We encourage everyone to bring a rose to Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Una Invitación para todas las Comunidades:  Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., ?Largo 33774
Venga a celebrar la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Patrona de todas las Américas y Honorable Virgen Reina de Méjico el domingo, 9 de Diciembre de 2018.   Tendremos una procesión y Santo Rosario, mariachis / bailarines y la Santa Misa seguida por una recepcion en el salón parroquial.  Se requiere registración.  Por favor responda devolviendo la parte inferior del anuncio abajo incluido a la iglesia o registrese en el enlace de internet antes del 3 de diciembre de 2018.

Todos pueden traer una rosa para la Virgen de Guadalupe.


St. John Vianney Parish Mission hosted by Gus Lloyd
All are invited to St. John Vianney Catholic Church, (445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach) to join Gus Lloyd for our Parish Mission.  Dates are Monday thru Wednesday, November 12-14, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Church.  Gus is a national radio host on Sirius XM’s 129, The Catholic Channel, author, speaker, and evangelist. The theme of the mission is Loving, Learning, and Living Your Faith. Invite your family and friends!  Childcare is available by calling our parish office at 727-360-1147, ext. 233.

3rd Annual Tampa Bay SVDp Cares Pizza Palooza
A pizza party to benefit those in poverty sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Cares.

Tampa Bay’s finest pizza establishments are donating their time and talent to present you with their tastiest pizzas!  We will have:  Cash Bar • Silent Auction •  Corn Hole Tournament and much more.  Please join us on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Cage Brewing,  2001 1st Ave S., St. Pete, from 1-4 PM.

Tickets: $15 per person. Includes two pizza slices, additional pizza slices available at $3.  Children under 5 FREE!  Buy your tickets online at or call 727-954-7969. All proceeds go to help end homelessness in the Tampa Bay Area.  (Flyer)

Day of Healing with Sr. McKenna
You are invited by The Marian Servants of Our Lady Of Divine Providence House of Prayer® to join us on Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. as we host Sister Briege McKenna O.S.C. for her “Day Of Healing” talk.   Please come and help welcome Sister Briege in what will be a spirit and joy filled day.

A Vigil Mass to be celebrated.  The talk will take place at the House of Prayer at 711 South Bayview Avenue, Clearwater, Florida, 33759. Seating is limited so please register at today.  The cost is $40 per person and is non-refundable.  Bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided.  Registration deadline is November 15, 2018.  Please email to for questions or call (727) 797-7412.

“Setting Captives Free” – Personal Reflections on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Tim Gallagher
You are invited by the Marian Servants of Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer® to join us on Wednesday, December 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as we host Father Timothy Gallagher O.M.V. for his seminar sharing his new book “Setting Captives Free” – Personal Reflections on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits.

EWTN will be doing a live filming on this day, at the House of Prayer, 711 South Bayview Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33759.  Seating is limited to 50 so please register promptly to  The cost is $30 per person.  Bring your lunch and drinks will be provided.   Please email for questions or call (727) 797-7412.

The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of the homepage under FAQ or by following this link: